You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of mankind in your own native soil. [Mohammed Ali Jinnah]

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Of traitors and backstabbers...

By V at 1:23 AM on November 15, 2007

Dogs and wolves, by their very nature, have a habit of scent-marking their territories, patrolling regularly their poo-marked areas in search of food, injecting fear in non-hostile critters and such are their insecurities that even a slight sniff of intrusion turns them violent and bloodthirsty. Such have been the acts of Islami Jamiat Talaba, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, in Lahore's Punjab University since long; threatening, harassing and even murdering those who do not subscribe to their point of views. And such were their shameless actions yesterday, which were contrary to the spirit of their recently announced Pakistan Bachao Tehrik. Perhaps. they feared being reduced to insignificance in their own sty had they let someone else lead the procession - after all, the majority of the students in PU aren't their followers and they themselves could one day be forced out if the genuine students ever rose against them. Their bozo-e-aala Nasrullah Goraya has come up with the lamest of reasons for handing Imran Khan over to the police - and that is, they'd vowed to keep the student movement free from politics. An apolitical movement by Jamiat is as oxymoronic as Altaf Hussain delivering a telephonic sermon on Human Rights. Whatever the real reason may have been, there can be absolutely no remission for such actions.

The students of PU and other institutions will be well advised to stay away from the protest rallies of gun-totting crackpots that make up IJT.

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gomushgo said...

guys don't jungle up minute-student level politics with the bigger picture. It was a fiasco and a very sad situation. The crack-down on student politics for the last decade has resulted into a very crumbling organization once known to be the mighty Islami Jamiat e Tulba. In no way i or any one can defecnd what happened yesterday and how bad it was for bringing the oppostion together. IJT even thrashed the city head of Jamaat Ameer ul Azeem when he tried to intervene. Just look at the posts on this forum where you are clearly asking students to not to allow any political leaders, having said that Imran Khan had already stated he will appear and i like every other Pakistani was eagerly awaiting for that to come about but what happened was depressing and should be strongly condemned. It should not take the focus away from the real target, the restoration of the judges and removal of Musharraf from office. Jamaat has strongly opposed the actions of IJT on this, unlike other parties the IJT has a separate organizational structure from that of it's parent. The sacrifices of IJT during the last martial law should not be forgotten and the hidden hatred of islamic parties in general should not be brought into picture in this critical juncture where a unified stand is required against dictatorship.

Muhammad Saqib Ilyas said...

Yea, well, they've made a sacrifice during this martial law, too, havent they. The mode of sacrifice has changed. They are sacrificing others. Way to go!